Youth World Finals 1st Round
Makayla Cowan of Ardmore, Okla. marked 218 on Brinking Lights to lead the first round of the Holy Cow Performance Horses Senior Youth World Finals. She came into the World Finals tied for 11th place in the World Standings. She and Brinking Lights won the Senior Youth championship at The Non-Pro Cutting this year, and were champions of that show’s $15,000 Amateur class last year.
Makayla Cowan on Brinking Lights. Ted Petit Photography.
Jimmie Annoot placed second in the first round of the World Finals with a 217.5 on Smooth Flowing Cat. Christina Huntley, who is leading the world, placed third with a 217 on Ripping Ichi.
Lyndi Polk on Dual Smart Dee Jay. Ted Petit Photography.
Lyndi Polk of Edwards, Miss., marked 222.5 to lead the first round of the Junior Youth World Finals, moving into the lead for the World Championship. They were Junior Youth finalists at the NCHA Eastern Nationals earlier this year. Polk came into the World Finals ranked second in the standings, just one point behind Charles Cody Gann.
Breanna Collier marked 219 for second in the first round of the World Finals, riding Smartys Boon. Gann placed third with a 218.5 on Hevvy Metal.
The Holy Cow Performance Horses NYCHA World Finals continue Thurdsay and conclude on Friday, July 26.
Purpose of the NYCHA
- Improve and promote the cutting horse industry
- Improve and develop the capabilities of youth in the breeding, raising and showing of cutting horses
- Develop scholarship, leadership, community interest and participation of youth interested in cutting horses
- Encourage moral character, sportsmanship and clean living among all its members
- Allow the youth members to learn about the leadership of the NCHA by working in conjunction with the NCHA Youth Committee
- Acquaint the youth members with the structure and functions of the NCHA
It is a constant goal for the NCHA to do its best to work with and fundraise for our youth members. There is no greater pleasure than watching the children of our industry grow up and become successful adults. All efforts of the NYCHA Officers, Youth Committee Members, and Youth Coordinator are committed to encouraging education and growing funding for scholarships for the youth that will become the future of our industry. Sponsors and donors are always appreciated. Be a part of the future with us!